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Advanced Materials & Manufacturing

Wales provides a skilled workforce with a broad range of manufacturing expertise and a focus on innovation and collaboration between Government and academic institutions. Wales’ productivity in the Advanced Materials & Manufacturing sector is higher than the UK average. We have a 165,000-strong skilled workforce and our colleges and universities produce over 2,700 engineering graduates every year. Our 160 Aerospace and Defence companies employ 20,000 people and turn over more than £5 billion in total.


Design team Adam Fairweather and Rosalie McMillan run Smile Plastics from the Gower Peninsula - creating hand-craft…


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